We have a permanent, full time opening in Williams Lake.
In this position the Community Occupational Therapist provide in-home assessments, consultations, treatment and education to clients and their families. And ensures the home environment is organized to make daily tasks more manageable. Services training in the use of mobility devices like walkers and crutches; or recommending modifications to make a home accessible and safe. The Occupational Therapist also provides information about acquiring or using aids to personal care, such as bath seats, grab bars or adaptive devices as well as equipment such as scooters, wheelchairs and lifts.
This is Monday to Friday position. Home Support referrals will include clients located within the communities of Williams Lake, Mcleese Lake, 140 Mile, Horsefly/Likely, and Alkali/Riske Creek. Travel is necessary within this role (no overnights) and a valid Driver’s License is required. Coverage will also include Long-Term Care referrals from Deni House.
How we will help you grow:
Provide you with an orientation customized to meet your needs, and immediate support and access from excellent colleagues and the Occupational Therapy Professional Practice Leader. During your Occupational Therapist career working in the rural care setting you will grow in abilities as you get exposed to every diagnosis. We do the full scope and you’ll get to experience everything. Library Services to support patient care, education and research are available. Educational opportunities, such as iLearns, in-house services, project assignments, etc.
Who are we looking for:
We are seeking an Occupational Therapist who works well within the team but also able to work independently with good people and communication skills. Ability to coach and educate clients. Willing to learn new skills.
Reasons to Join Interior Health:
• Comprehensive employer-paid benefits package and generous vacation entitlement.
• Recognition of previous experience in determining starting salary.
• Relocation Allowance assistance.
• Access to our in-house learning and development centre to complete training courses to allow you to build on and develop your skills.
• Employee Health and Wellness programs are available to employees and family members.
• Access to exclusive discount offers and deals for IH staff.
If you value being in a rural BC community with ample recreational opportunities and you think this position sounds like a fit to you, we welcome receiving your application!
We welcome upcoming Masters of Occupational Therapy new graduates or applicants with provisional registration and to apply!
• Graduation from a recognized occupational therapy program.
• Current registration with the College of Occupational Therapists of British Columbia (COTBC).
• Valid BC Driver’s license.
This posting is covered by the Provincial Health Officer’s mandatory COVID-19 vaccination orders and selected applicant(s) must comply.
Interior Health now offers assistance from an Aboriginal Employment Advisor. If you self-identify as Aboriginal (First Nations, Métis or Inuit) and if you would like assistance with internal career exploration, send your question via email to AboriginalEmployment@interiorhealth.ca to be redirected to the Employment Advisor. We invite applicants to self-identify as First nations, Métis, or Inuit within cover letters and/or resumes.